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Saïss at wing-back again as £4.0m defender gets another start in Wolves’ defence

Wolves’ most popular Fantasy Premier League defender Romain Saïss (£5.2m) has been handed another outing at left wing-back.

Following the departure of Ruben Vinagre (£4.3m) and an injury to Marçal (£4.9m), the Moroccan filled in there for the 1-0 win over Fulham in Gameweek 4.

Despite Marçal making the bench on Monday night, Saïss has held off the competition a little while longer to play a more advanced role than usual.

That also means a second successive start in the back-three for £4.0m defender Max Kilman (£4.0m).

He is joined there by key men Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Willy Boly (£5.5m), while Nelson Semedo (£5.5m) starts as the right-back again.

Meanwhile, it is unchanged front-three for Nuno Espirito Santo as Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m) sits in the middle of Pedro Neto (£5.5m) and Daniel Podence (£5.6m), which means a place on the bench for Adama Traoré (£6.4m).

Neto has offered the best value of any Wolves midfield player so far this season, although he is still owned by fewer managers than the benched Ruben Neves (£5.4m), Joao Moutinho (£5.4m), Podence and Traoré.

Marcelo Bielsa keeps faith with his favoured 4-1-4-1 formation, offering a second start of the season to Rodrigo (£5.8m) after his dramatic equaliser against Manchester City.

With veteran Pablo Hernández (£5.8m) on the bench, the Spaniard is deployed in midfield alongside Mateusz Klich (£5.6m) while Patrick Bamford (£5.8m) leads the line once again.

Coming into Gameweek 5, only Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Harry Kane (£10.7m) have more owners than Bamford among forwards. And of those in his position priced at £6.0m or less, none have managed as many shots on target as the Leeds man.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Rodrigo, Klich, Costa; Bamford.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Saïss, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Semedo; Neto, Jiménez, Podence.

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1,780 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Frucke
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lol the corner

  2. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Neto destroying Dallas

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Getting double wolves and wood on WC has to go down as one of the worst decisions Of my life

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      you have a beautiful life

    2. Frucke
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Haha feel you. Dont let it ruin your season. Many gws left

    3. LC1
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lucky you only went with double

    4. ivantys
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Double wolves defence is still safe.

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Do something jimmy you absolute piece of rubbish...

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        How long until he’s downgraded to sewage?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hard to match guaita

    6. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Completely unrelated to this game, but didn't realise that Ndombele earns the 2nd highest wage at Spurs. He's reportedly on 200k/week, while Harry is on 250k. Son on 175k, Aurier on 120k and Doherty on 60k.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Son needs to get paid more or get out. Would tear up Serie A for Juventus, IMO.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sonaldo

        2. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Aye, can’t survive on seven hundred grand a month.

      2. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I guess he was one of the hottest young prospects in Europe when he signed. At least he seems to have bucked up his ideas this season.

      3. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        big money signing recently, not a surprise really

        Mou shattered this guy's confidence last season he's just slowly getting comfortable now

      4. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Son less than Kane is more surprising in that sentence!

    7. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nuno needs to change his setup! You cannot have Saiss or Marcal at LWB. And Semedo cannot replace Doherty.

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm sure Nuno will take on board the advice from an FPL manager.

    8. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      For those watching, how is Semedo looking?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Defensive. Although not as bad as Saiss who has struggled.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Pinned into his own half.

      3. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wolves dont even tuched the ball yet

      4. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        cheers all

    9. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jimmy to Kane now or wait until on Friday. Money not a problem.

      1. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wait

      2. polis
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If you can afford to, always wait.

      3. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'd wait. I'm worried Mourinho is going to run Kane into the ground this season if he has Kane playing 90 every Thursday.

      4. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If money isn’t a problem why do it now? Might aswell wait

      5. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If money’s not a problem then wait. Covid and midweek games make early transfers a big risk if you don’t need to do them.

      6. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Jimi Already dropped. May as well wait.

    10. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Absolutely frustrating owning Wolves watching this, useless is an understatement.

      1. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Glad i started bamford instead of podence. But maybe 2nd half will get more even?

    11. GAMBIT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I feel like everyone is being too hard on Wolves. They're a Europa League side, you'll always get these dull performances. And their assets are not premiums. Over the course of the season they will get you enough points, but won't match the big hitters

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        They are a EL side, but they are getting overrun in midfield. There is a simple solution. Play an extra man in midfield and even up the numbers.

        1. GAMBIT
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          To be fair, City also got overrun in midfield by Leeds

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            City also put 3 forwards against them so were also a man light. Leeds aren't Burnley. Their players are extremely fit so you have to match up with them in midfield.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Jimmy has about half the points of Wilson, muapay and bamford

        He’s doing crap

    12. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      They are finally in Portugal kits

    13. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      How is Jimenez playing ?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Leeds controlling the match. Wolves not a counter attacking team. Jimmi isolated at times

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Being tightly marked. Hardly had a touch. Leeds dominating all areas of pitch

    14. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Come on Wolves, let in a goal.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This

    15. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Leeds play beautiful football,want to keep Bamford looks good value.

      1. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Me too. Ayling is really good

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Have him too

    16. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Leeds look like a team playing at fast forward.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Love it

      2. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Love it

    17. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sorry to say but I need a late Leeds goal to break the deadlock here. 1-0. I’ll take a Dallas assist (although unlikely as it stands!)

      Thank you muchly. That is all.

    18. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Imagine being such a bad manager that you downgrade your team in the transfer window. Nuno needs to be sacked, money laundering fraud

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        They do seem to have taken a massive backwards step in terms of style of play

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Don't think Nuno controls transfers.

      3. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Calm down.

    19. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wbrom vs Burnley 2.0, another rivetting match

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        LEI vs AVL 3.0

    20. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Just saw the stats for the game:
      Shots: 9 x 1
      Possession: 70% x 30%

      wow

    21. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Can anyone tell me what is combine Kane & Son ownership? It will probably sky rocket in next few days.

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        sadly I imagine both will be close to 100% EO most weeks now. It'll soon be a case of wanting one of them to blank if you haven't captained if Spurs have a good fixture.

    22. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ryan McCarthy
      Maitland-Niles Justin Robertson Walker-Peters Davies
      Bissouma Zaha Salah Son Rodríguez
      Werner Mitrović Brewster
      4.5 it

      A. Davies to Reguilon
      B. Davies+Mitrovic to Reguilon+Wilson (or suggest) for -4
      C. Davies+Bissouma to Reguilon+Grealish for -4

    23. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Surely traore comes on at half time for podence

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I don't think that fixes the problem ; they need to change shape first.

    24. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wolves cant even go to other half also .. damn.

    25. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wolves need to inject Traore at half time. Doherty and Jonny big losses for them too.. don’t look to be the same fluent team

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Inject him with what? Sounds illicit but exciting

    26. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Podence to Barkley for -4? 🙂

      1. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I would not do that transfer for -4.

    27. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think I'm gonna give Leeds away a 5 for fixture difficulty rating. Unreal how much they've battered teams at home. City were struggling and had to bring on Fernandinho with the game tied at 1-1.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I think you are right.

    28. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Koch in the baps

    29. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Anyone name a worse punt than Podence

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Vinagre

      2. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mitro

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          delivered more than Podence

      3. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If you’re that small you’ve got to be pretty special, he’s not

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          lol messi being the gold standard

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Podence is like half Messi's size

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              😆

      4. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Redmond. Pretty much every season.

        Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser last season.

        1. Frucke
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Haha yes

      5. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Soucek.

    30. ivantys
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wolves' attackers are frauds. Only Sheffield and Burnley have scored less than them lol.

      • NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not even kidding, but haven't seen Jimi on screen.

        1. Frucke
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hahah thats true